The High Camp and Overt Queerness of ‘Addams Family Values’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

MA-LI-BU BAR-BIE! It’s already the end of November, but we had a wild ride this month discussing the dream-like pastel world of Jennifer Reeder’s women-centric Knives and Skin and the 25th-anniversary fascist machismo world of Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers. Then last week we made our second foray into animated fare (after ParaNorman) with Satoshi Kon‘s stunning first […]

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Doppelgängers, Disorientation and Double Binds in Satoshi Kon’s ‘Perfect Blue’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Otaku and Kawaii It feels like November has barely begun, and yet here we are three weeks in. Like most months on Horror Queers, we’ve been all over the place, including the dream-like pastel world of Jennifer Reeder’s women-centric Knives and Skin and the 25th-anniversary fascist machismo world of Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers. Now we’re pivoting […]

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‘Starship Troopers’ and the Case of the Secret Satire [Horror Queers Podcast]

Would you like to know more? After hanging with two-time RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon to praise the camp classic Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, we got a bit more abstract with the ethereal noir-ish antics of Jennifer Reeder’s Knives and Skin. This week, we’re delving into Paul Verhoeven‘s not-so-secret satire Starship Troopers in celebration of its […]

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Giving Space for Female Stories in “Knives and Skin” [Horror Queers Podcast]

WAPP WAPP WAPP With October firmly in the rearview mirror, it’s bizarre to reflect on what a wild month it turned out to be. Not only did Trace and I celebrate our 200th Main Feed episode with Karyn Kusama’s perfect film, The Invitation (2015), we revisited David Gordon Green’s divisive Halloween Kills, and even managed to get […]

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The Horror Queers Chat ‘Elvira: Mistress of the Dark’ With Special Guest Jinkx Monsoon! [Horror Queers Podcast]

Déjà Vu! We’ve spent spooky season checking in with an infamous psychopathic bisexual, revisiting a horrendous slasher sequel and heaping all the praise on one of the best genre films of the 2010s. Now, we’re celebrating Halloween by heading to the quaint, puritanical town of Fallwell to hang with Elvira in James Signorelli‘s camp classic […]

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Celebrating 200 Episodes With a New Logo and Karyn Kusama’s Perfect ‘The Invitation’! [Horror Queers Podcast]

Masterclass It’s not every day that your podcast hits 200 episodes or gets a brand new logo, so it’s been a big week for Trace and me over at Horror Queers. We’ve had an incredibly busy October on the pod, what with an extended conversation with Don Mancini about the last 30+ years of the […]

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Living in a Fanbase Divided: An Analysis of ‘Halloween Kills’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Halloween Stinks. After closing out September with a discussion on one of the best horror remakes and a candid chat with Chucky creator Don Mancini, we kicked off spooky season by checking in with an infamous psychopathic bisexual and reevaluating the controversy surrounding that film’s release. Now, just after Halloween Ends (review) divided fans, we’re […]

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The Sexy, Sultry (Possibly Biphobic) Controversy of ‘Basic Instinct’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Magna Cum Laude Pussy. We’re still recovering from the fact that we got to talk to Chucky creator Don Mancini for 90 minutes last week, so between that, The Lure, the OG Hellraiser and Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake, this Halloween season has been pretty wild! So where are the Horror Queers headed next? Just in time […]

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“Chucky” Creator Don Mancini Joins the Horror Queers for a Chucky Extravaganza!

Bitch, it’s Don Mancini! September has been a very busy month for us Horror Queers! First, we took a trip to Poland to analyze the trans allegory in the mermaid horror musical The Lure before heading back into the twisted mind of Clive Barker to discuss his infamous directorial debut, Hellraiser. Last week, we’re doing a […]

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Mothers, Daughters and German Autumns in Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Suspiria’ Remake [Horror Queers Podcast]

Eat my c**t. After looking at two very different types of queer-coded bromances in Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse and Ron Underwood’s Tremors, we took a trip to Poland to analyze the trans allegory in the mermaid horror musical The Lure before heading back into the twisted mind of Clive Barker to discuss his infamous directorial debut, […]

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The Hedonistic Pleasures of Clive Barker’s ‘Hellraiser’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Frank, ya basic! After looking at two very different types of queer-coded bromances in Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse and Rob Underwood’s Tremors, we took a trip to Poland to analyze the trans allegory in the mermaid horror musical The Lure. This week, we’re heading back into the twisted mind of Clive Barker to discuss his […]

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The Dark Fairytale of Polish Mermaid Musical ‘The Lure’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Ariel Would Never We’re finally into September after a wild and diverse August filled with professional women, queer Chosen Families, owl-headed slashers, horny lighthouse keepers, and highly controversial homoerotic underground monsters (which begs the reminder: listen to the podcast instead of just commenting on the post). Trace and I, along with special guest Jessica Scott, […]

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Homoeroticism Beneath The Surface of ‘Tremors’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Ass Blasters After a month of divergent picks ranging from John Carpenter’s made-for-TV movie Someone’s Watching Me! to Clive Barker’s sprawling Nightbreed to Michele Soavi’s Italian slasher Stage Fright to Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse, Trace and I are ready to wrap up August with an American classic. It’s time for Tremors, y’all! Although the film was […]

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The Queer Safe Space of Midian in Clive Barker’s ‘Nightbreed’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Boone, Button-Face & Barker. After five weeks of discussing hilarious camp with Drop Dead Gorgeous, Nurse 3D, Female Trouble, Flesh for Frankenstein, and Sleepaway Camp, we went back to some more serious horror with a look at John Carpenter’s Someone’s Watching Me! last week. Now, we’re discussing the troubled production and queer allegory at the center of Clive […]

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The Positive Queer Representation in John Carpenter’s ‘Someone’s Watching Me!’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

City of Stalkers. After five weeks of discussing hilarious camp with Drop Dead Gorgeous, Nurse 3D, Female Trouble, Flesh for Frankenstein, and Sleepaway Camp, it’s time to go back to some more serious horror with a look at John Carpenter’s 1978 TV movie Someone’s Watching Me!. In the film, Leigh Michaels (Lauren Hutton) takes a room in a high-rise […]

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